If you are planning a visit to Ireland then make sure a stay in Cork City is on your itinerary.  Set on the River Lee, this European Capital of Culture is Ireland’s second city with an identity all of its own. Hosting over twenty festivals a year, Cork has always been a firm favourite with overseas visitors and was listed in the top 10 city’s to visit in the Lonely Planet Guide.

Home to the world famous English Market, the city offers fabulous restaurants, theatres, art galleries and parkland. You’ll find Opera Lane in the cultural heart of the city connecting Cork’s main thoroughfare, St. Patrick’s Street, to the historic Huguenot area of the city, the Crawford Art Gallery and Cork Opera House. Developed as a dedicated fashion district it is home to internationally loved labels, Topshop, H&M, Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Office shoes and River Island.